Michael Jackson 1983

Bille Jean loosely followed the song's narrative. It features Jackson as a lonely, elusive figure walking the streets while the ground glowed wherever he stepped, suggesting Jackson's stardom and fame. A trenchcoated "stalker," possibly a journalist, pursues Jackson, supposedly to get the scoop on the titular love-interest, missing his opportunity when Jackson seemingly vanishes beneath glowing bedsheets with his never-seen mystery lover.

7.75/104 ratings

Def Leppard 1992

Let's Get Rocked is a state-of-the-art computer-animated music video directed by Steve Barron. The video consists of the band playing in a computer-generated stadium on top of an LED-lit stage in the shape of the United Kingdom flag and CGI animated scenes featuring scenes from the life of a teen character named Flynn.

4.67/103 ratings

A-ha 1985

Norwegian band A-ha had their biggest hit with their 1985 re-recording of Take On Me. The video combines pencil sketch animation with live-action, using rotoscoping techniques. It took about four months for animators to complete the four-minute video. The romantic fantasy shows a comic book character and a woman reading about him join each others' shared worlds.

8.36/1011 ratings

Dire Straits Sting 1985

The groundbreaking music video introduced computer-animated humans to millions of real-life people. The characters sing about the music videos they watch on TV. It was the first video on MTV Europe in 1987 - Sting's background chorus of "I want my MTV" certainly influenced that decision. Not bad, considering lead singer Mark Knopfler didn't even want to make a music video in the first place.

6.5/104 ratings